An example of research created by our Mathematics and Statistics Cohort:
“Mathematical Modeling of Cancer using ODEs and Stochastic Processes”
Assistant Professor Dr. Hye-won Kang
Performing tangible experiments concerning cancer can easily become expensive in terms of necessary equipment and the number of trials that accumulate in attempts of gathering more data. The purpose of this work is to determine the significance of stochastic noises in simple cancer models by varying the network topology and the parameters of interest. Using biological literature, we wish to create a model that we can simulate and compare with experimental results. The utilization of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) becomes necessary to describe the chemical reaction networks. Performing simulations based on these models on numerical computing environments such as MATLAB tests our approaches and methods in an efficient way while reducing error, allowing us to take immediate action for adjusting our existing model. We hope that implementing a wide range of trials will allow us to identify existing correlations between noise variations and its effects on signaling pathways, for doing so could provide scientists with a probable plan to undertake with their lab experiments, saving valuable resources and time.
Meet a research student:
Meet our research alumnae:
- Brandon Alexander
- Niara Comrie
- Dominick DiMercurio II
- Alex Eftimiades
- Samantha Furman
- Zach Johnson
- Ugonna Mbaekwe
- James Rogers
- Jamshaid Shahir
- Michael Wolfe
Benefits for Mathematics and Statistic students:
- Work with a faculty member
- Experience hands-on research
- Reinforce classroom learning
- Prepare for work or graduate school
- Travel to national conferences
- Receive grant funding
- Publish independent research
- A Mathematical Model of Vulnerable Plaque Growth and Rupture.
Alexandria Volkening. UMBC Review Vol.12.
- Modeling Sensory Input.
Geoffrey Clapp. UMBC Review Vol.12.
- Modeling and Dynamic of Gene Regulatory Networks.
Christine Sweigart. UMBC Review Vol.12.
So, what are you doing next summer?
- The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Deadline: DEC 8, 2017
- $10,000.00 stipend to four UMBC students!
- International Research – University of Florida Deadline: JAN 15 (Applications still accepted until all positions are filled)
- NASA (Includes opportunities for non-citizens)
- SPRING 2018: JUN 2 – OCT 17
- SUMMER 2018: OCT 18 – MAR 1
- FALL 2017: MAR 3 – MAY 31
- American Mathematical Society
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- Mathematical Association of America
- Math in Moscow
- Fall Application Deadline: MAR 30 (Tuition Deadline: MAY 15)
- Spring Application Deadline: SEPT 30 (Tuition Deadline: NOV 8)
- NIST-SURF Deadline: JAN 29 (UMBC)
- National Science Foundation
- Maryland Sea Grant Deadline: FEB 16
- The Leadership Alliance Deadline: FEB 1
- Committee on Institutional Cooperation Applications accepted: FEB 10
- Pathways to Science
- UMBC Summer Research Opportunities
- Advancing Science, Serving Society
- University of Washington- AccessSTEM
- Materials Science & Engineering for Teachers & Undergraduates
- Teachers: No Deadline
- Student Deadline: FEB 1
- Summer Undergraduate Math Research (SUMaR) ***No Deadline; applications are checked in March and it’s first come, first served; 2019 Applications accepted beginning in DECEMBER***
- Boise State University Department of Mathematics Deadline: MAR 1
- Seattle University Mathematics Department Summer Program *No 2018 Program
- Fresno State Department of Mathematics Summer Program
- Summer Research Opportunities Spreedsheet
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Mathematics & Statistics